* December 10 (Friday): A concert will be held at the Kim Ma Theater in Hanoi as part of the Vietnam-Denmark project on experimental modern music. The performers will include musician Ngoc Dai, Danish composer and saxophonist Lotta Anker, singers Thanh Lam, Linh Dung and Ha Linh, and the Thai Ha band from the Vietnam Conservatoire. Free admission.
* December 11 (Saturday): The rock show "Tribute from hell" will take place at the Le Thi Rieng Park, 875 Cach Mang Thang Tam Street, Ward 15, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City. The four bands - CoExist, Day a Week, Flammable Liquid and SagoMetal - will play covers of famous rock stars who passed away in December like John Lenon (The Beatles), Chuck Schuldiner (Death) and The Rev (Avenged Sevenfold). Tickets cost VND40,000 and are available at Cafe150 150/17 Dang Van Ngu Street, Ward 14, Phu Nhuan District.
* December 15-16 (Wednesday-Thursday): EuroCham Member Year-end Party will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Ho Chi Minh City on December 15 and in Hanoi the following day. The southern party will gather poolside at the recently renovated Movenpick Hotel (253 Nguyen Van Troi Street, Phu Nhuan District, HCMC). The capital event will take place at MangoSteen, Movenpick Hotel Hanoi (83A Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi). Admission: Free for EuroCham members and their spouses. Guests will pay VND800,000 per person. For further queries or registration, contact Ms. Thuy in HCMC at email@example.com or phone (08) 3 827 2715 or Ms. Hien in Hanoi at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (04) 3 715 2228.
* Through December 15 (Wednesday): Thirty lacquer works created by Vietnamese German artist Khai Doan from 2005 to 2010 are being displayed until December 15 at the Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts, 97A Pho Duc Chinh Street, District 1. Named "Dipolar" (which means two poles, a technical term from physics), the exhibition indicates the resistance in the phenomena of life. Khai Doan, a graduate of Fine Arts and Design in Germany, is currently living and working in HCMC. His first exhibition in Vietnam entitled "Joint Venture" was held in 2005 in Hanoi and HCMC. The museum is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
* Through December 31 (Friday): The "Imperial Treasures" exhibition is running until the end of this month at the Museum of Vietnamese History, 1 Pham Ngu Lao Street, Hanoi. On display are jade stamps, gold stamps, gold swords, gold books, jade cups and golden bowls.